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Security & Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the U.S. Court of International Trade's website. Our Security & Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we learn when you visit our site and how such information will be used.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this Government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Privacy Notice

If you visit our site to view or download information, we collect and store the following information:

  • The name of the domain from which you accessed the Internet; for example, "aol.com" if you use America Online.
  • The IP address from which you accessed the Judiciary's website. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the World Wide Web.
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the Judiciary's site.
  • The pages you visit.
  • If you linked to the Judiciary's website from another website, the address of the originating site.
  • Any errors generated by the system resulting from your requests.

This information is used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining our site. From this information, we learn what users like and need; what kind of technology they are using; how often they visit; and other valuable information that helps us to offer our visitors the best site possible.

Information You Provide

If you choose to provide us with personal information, perhaps to be placed on our mailing list or to request additional information via our webmaster e-mailbox, it will be used only for the purpose(s) you state. We collect such information only to respond to your requests. We do not share that information with others, and we do not collect information for commercial marketing.

OTCnet Program

A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. ยง 552a(e)(3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check, and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available from our internet site at (http://www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet/index.html), or call toll free at (1-866-945-7920) to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.

Links

This web site may contain hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user's convenience. While the information may be valuable, the U.S. Court of International Trade does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links to external sources is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.